‘NCIS’ Drops Brian Dietzen Pic Begging for a Hilarious Caption

by Suzanne Halliburton

Mild-mannered medical examiner Jimmy Palmer from NCIS gets the Sunday social media spotlight. He’s showing off his sexy, geeky side.

The show’s Instagram account posted a photo of Brian Dietzen stretched out in the grass. He’s all dressed up in his NCIS medical examiner clothes, complete with a cap and white gloves.

Always earnest Jimmy is giving a come hither glance. And the NCIS account asks “Caption this. #NCIS”

So, NCIS fans, how would you caption it? Check out the photo and get with us on the other side. We’ll tell you who among the cast did offer captions.

Check Out Which NCIS Actors Offered a Caption

You’d think the NCIS account would have used a photo of cast heartthrob Wilmer Valderrama, who plays Nick Torres. But that would’ve been too obvious, right? And check it out, Valderrama had a caption suggestion. Check that, maybe not.

“I don’t want to,” Valderrama replied.

Diona Reasonover, aka forensic scientist Kasie Hines, offered “C’mon in, the grass is fine.”

Dietzen’s character will have a chunk of the plot devoted to him Monday night when NCIS kicks off its post-Gibbs era. The episode is called “Face the Strange.” We’re not sure if the writers were being ironic with the title. According to CBS, here’s the plot summary: “The NCIS team investigates the death of a Navy commander whose body suddenly explodes before Jimmy can examine it.” OK, exploding bodies is kind of strange.

Monday’s Episode Starts Post Gibbs Era

Monday’s episode won’t have Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) in the thick of the action. That’s going to be a difficult transition for some NCIS fans. Harmon still is listed in the cast credits, but it’s unclear when or if he’ll return for any more episodes of season 19.

Last week, NCIS ended its four-episode story arc used to kick start the season. Gibbs, who still was suspended from season 18, helped track down a contract killer and then the two people who paid him to murder eight people. The crimes were connected to a planned copper mine in southwestern Alaska.

And on the show, Gibbs still is in Alaska. He decided to stay there, telling McGee he was experiencing a serenity he hadn’t felt since before his wife and daughter were murdered years before. The first four episodes were about solving a major crime. But they also concerned a crossroads in Gibbs’ life. Did he want his work to consume every moment of his day? Eventually, Gibbs decided to let loose of NCIS, but not before he spoke with long-time friends like Fornell, Vance, and Ducky.

The Monday episode also should tell us who will become de facto NCIS leader. It could be McGee (Sean Murray) or Alden Parker (Gary Cole). Parker, an FBI agent, joined with NCIS to solve the serial killer crimes. But at the end of last Monday’s episode, the FBI fired Parker for not arresting Gibbs. But he’s still involved with “Face the Strange.” Stay tuned.